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Condition: Birth Control
10/10/2014 1:47:08 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I had mirena since 2009. I just had it replaced this last month. When I had my son I didn’t use any form of pain medication and in all honestly getting mirena replaced hurt more than having a baby. I have a fairly high pain tolerance. I remember when I had the first one put in pain, pinching, and cramps. But this time it was worse. Not sure it was because the other one got removed and then a new o ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
10/3/2014 8:51:10 AM

Reviewer: asheyd, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I decided to write a review because before I got my Mirena inserted I read a bunch and most were negative. My insertion was a breeze, I took ibuprofen an hr before my appointment, it took 15 mins once I got undressed and that was spent waiting for the dr pretty much. There is a small cramping sensation when they put it in but that is it, did not hurt at all!!! I went in there full on anxiety becau ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
9/30/2014 11:20:33 AM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have had the Mirena for about 4 months now, and so far it has worked for birth control but I have had one week without a period this whole time so far. Also I have gotten regular menstrual cramps with it and have been moody/irritable. I am not sure what to think of this yet but I like not having to worry about it for 5 years unlike the Depo shot that I was previously using and had to receive a ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
9/29/2014 12:57:26 PM

Reviewer: Marwa K, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Extremely painful insertion. side effects: I am basically PMSing ALL THE TIME. breast tenderness, cramps, extreme mood swings, and bleeding two weeks out of the month. Worst of all, the strings fell out within the first month of use. I have to get a hysteroscopy: a procedure done in the operating room under anesthesia. I am basically terrified. cost: ridiculous- I have been charged a $100 ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
9/27/2014 9:14:49 PM

Reviewer: 35-44 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Insertion was just fine, but after three months was when the side effects started showing up - weight gain, headaches, loss of sex drive, thinning hair, feeling sad almost all the time... had it taken out after trying it for 8 months. All side effects stopped within 1 month - so happy to have had it removed!!

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